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To think my new neighbours are being bloody cheeky

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peeveddoesntcoverit Sun 16-Mar-14 18:09:49

New neighbours bought the house at the end of our garden almost two years ago and have spent the last two years renovating it - it's a v old period property that required a huge amount of work. They haven't even moved in yet.
So for the last two years there's been constant building work going on every week day. I work from home, so have had to listen to builders every day. Their work is awful IMO and will make an absolutely beautiful period property look awful.
Came back after a day out the other day and they've ripped all the hedges out on their side - which I agree they're totally in their right to do - so our garden now has a full view of their building site. Again, I know this is fully in their right to do it, but it might have been nice to at least tell us I'd think.
Anyhoo, the final straw is that they're now planning to build a huge wooden carport thing in place of the hedges. That we'll have to stare at in place of the lovely greenery that used to be there. This is the annoying thing - they've already paved the area, but haven't got the planning permission yet. So now when the letters about the pp come through, we feel obliged to not object to it, otherwise we'll be staring at their house every day.
AIBU to be annoyed that they've backed us into a corner already?

Roseformeplease Sun 16-Mar-14 18:11:40

Object and demand that they screen their carport with some sort of greenery.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 16-Mar-14 18:11:46

They csan be made to remove it, you know, if they don't get permission. Not sure if they can be made toreplace a hedge.

gordyslovesheep Sun 16-Mar-14 18:12:11

well just plant some bushes and trees on YOUR land - problem solved

TeamEdward Sun 16-Mar-14 18:13:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FunkyBarnYard Sun 16-Mar-14 18:14:21

They can do as they please. If you don't wish to look at it then plant something nice on your side!

Don't plant a beech hedge though. The leaf drop is beyond belief!

peeveddoesntcoverit Sun 16-Mar-14 18:17:30

Yes, I think a hedge might have to be planted. It's a shame, because there's a little wall on the boundary, so we'll have to cover that up.
I think the two years of noisy builders have reduced my patience.

VeryStressedMum Sun 16-Mar-14 18:17:31

Yes, plant tall things on your side so you can't see it. Planning permission aside, they can do what they please.

AClassyMove Sun 16-Mar-14 18:20:18

I agree, plant your own hedge.

LessMissAbs Sun 16-Mar-14 18:47:03

If you object to looking at a neighbouring house - wouldn't you be better ensuring you live in the countryside, miles away from any other of the pesky things?

The cheek of them, doing what they want with their own garden and hedges and all!

GertTheFlirt Sun 16-Mar-14 19:11:50

Another vote for planting your own screening.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sun 16-Mar-14 19:15:23

If you want to object, then do so. Probably worth looking up the rules though so that your objection carries any weight.

LongTailedTit Sun 16-Mar-14 21:19:57

If you choose trees rather than hedging you will have trunks that don't obscure the wall - plenty of options! Evergreen oak maybe? Fit trellis above the wall and plant an evergreen climber?

However, just for solidarity and because other people's building work grinds you down - TWATS! smile

firsttimemama Sun 16-Mar-14 21:33:00

They don't need planning permission for a carport.

CrohnicallyChanging Sun 16-Mar-14 21:38:18

I think you need planning permission to pave your garden/large parts of it, though. It's to do with drainage and preventing flooding.

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